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By Harry Parkhill

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    Video caption: Changing Places: 'We need bigger disabled toilets'

    As the government consults on making Changing Places toilets mandatory in public buildings, campaigners tell the BBC why they are necessary.

  2. CCTV appeal over £26,000 Lincolnshire roof scam

    Police have released images of a man they want to speak in connection with a £26,000 scam in a Lincolnshire village.

    wanted man

    Police say the incident happened in April, when a man in his 60s from New Bolingbroke, near Boston, was tricked into paying £26,000 for roof repairs which were never finished.

    Officers are appealing for anyone who may recognise the man in the picture above to get in touch.

  3. Community Warden assaulted on job in Spalding

    A warden who issues fines for anti-social behaviour and littering has been assaulted while on the job.

    Community warden

    Lincolnshire Police say the Community Warden was attacked on Hall Place in Spalding on Monday afternoon.

    South Holland District Council says the attack was related to the warden's job.

    It's understood the victim's injuries weren't serious and he has now returned to work.

    Quote Message: It's good news that he's returned to work so quickly, but it's so disappointing that this has happened here in this town." from Councillor Gary Taylor South Holland District Council
    Councillor Gary TaylorSouth Holland District Council
  4. Husband 'devastated' by wife's death in Boston crash

    A husband says he's been left "absolutely devastated" by the death of his wife when a car crashed into a shop in Boston on Monday.

    Karen Mercer

    Karen Mercer, 49, was killed when a car reversed into the Specsavers shop on Wide Bargate on Monday afternoon.

    In a tribute sent to BBC Radio Lincolnshire, her husband, Karl, says "a light unexpectedly turned off" in his life after the incident on Monday.

    Mr Mercer described the pain he feels knowing that he can "no longer tease her about her singing or hold her hand".

    He adds that he's surrounded by friends and family and has asked to be left to grieve in private as he comes to terms with his loss.

  5. Boston described as 'mini York' as revamp plan announced

    Boston has been described by as a "mini" version of York by its incoming council leader, as he announced plans to revamp part of the town centre.


    Councillor Aaron Spencer, who is to be ratified as leader of the borough council soon, says he wants to turn the current bus station (pictured) into a centre with retail units, a hotel, housing and a health and well-being hub.

    The current bus station will be moved to another town centre location under Councillor Spencer's plans.

    Councillor Spencer, who will be one of the youngest council leaders in the country at 27-years old, says there's a "vocal minority that run the town down".

    He says people should stop criticising the town online and on social media and "do something about it":

    Quote Message: I think this is a really good thing for Boston. Boston has a lot of bits to be proud of, it's like a mini York. It's a great place to live and work, we just need to get that message out there." from Councillor Aaron Spencer Boston Borough Council
    Councillor Aaron SpencerBoston Borough Council
  6. Politicians clash over EU salaries

    Brexit-supporting politicians have clashed in a TV interview over whether it's acceptable to be part of the EU Parliament.

    Lincolnshire Brexit Party MEP Annunziata Rees-Mogg, sister of Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg, has defended her party's protest in the EU Parliament yesterday.

    The party's MEPs turned their backs on the singing of the EU's anthem during the first session of the new European Parliament.

    But the Labour MP for Bassetlaw, John Mann, described Ms Rees-Mogg accepting a salary from an institution she hates as "outrageous":

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  7. Record-breaking Hull swimmer aims to swim Humber and back

    A record-breaking Hull swimmer says he's aiming to become the first person to swim solo across the Humber and back later this month.

    Richard Royal

    Richard Royal aims to complete the 2.3-mile swim during the small slack tide window to avoid being dragged downstream.

    Last year, Richard became the first person to swim from Sealand, a micro-nation 11km off the Suffolk shore, to the mainland UK.

  8. Lincolnshire golfer to play The Open

    A golfer from Louth has successfully qualified for The Open, one of the most prestigious golfing tournaments in the world.

    ashton turner

    Ashton Turner, 26, says he can't believe he's qualified.

    The Open is one of the world's oldest golf championships and is in its 148th year this year.

    Players compete across the world to qualify for the event, at Carnoustie in Northern Ireland.

    Even just qualifying earns players thousands of pounds of prize money, with the winner in with a chance of taking home over £1m.

    Quote Message: It's still sinking in right now, to be honest. It was a relief to get through the play-offs. It was a nervy time, but I'm just thrilled to be heading to Ireland." from Ashton Turner Lincolnshire golfer
    Ashton TurnerLincolnshire golfer
  9. Women's World Cup leaves Lincolnshire legacy

    The Women's World Cup has encouraged young girls in Lincolnshire to take up the sport, it's being claimed.

    horncastle town juniors

    The semi-final of the Women's World Cup was the most watched TV programme of the year.

    About 11.7m people watched The Lionesses lose to favourites the USA last night.

    In Lincolnshire, football teams like Horncastle Town Juniors (pictured) say the exposure of the women's game has encouraged more girls to take part in the sport.

    Quote Message: It's encouraged more girls to come to the club. They're now playing football at school in their lunch hour. Usually it was just boys, now every child is kicking a ball around. So it's definitely made a difference." from Nicola Fawcett Manager, Horncastle Girls
    Nicola FawcettManager, Horncastle Girls
  10. Lincolnshire explorer's remains should come home - Expert

    An expert on the 19th Century Lincolnshire-born explorer Matthew Flinders believes he would have wanted to retire to his home village of Donington and his remains should be returned there.

    Matthew Flinders

    Flinders became the first person to circumnavigate Australia after completing an epic voyage in 1803 and he's credited with naming Australia.

    His lost remains were found during work on the HS2 high-speed rail project in London last year.

    Dr Gillian Dooley, from Adelaide University, says she supports a campaign to have Flinders' remains returned to Donington:

    Quote Message: He often mentioned he'd like to retire to the country once his active career was over. But I think he was probably hoping it would be over the age of 40, when he died." from Dr Gillian Dooley Adelaide University
    Dr Gillian DooleyAdelaide University
  11. Council begins clear-up after Wainfleet floods

    Council workers have begun collecting bulky items damaged by flooding in the Wainfleet area three weeks ago.

    wainfleet flood view from the sky

    East Lindsey District Council is collecting larger items which have been damaged by flood waters when the River Steeping broke its banks.

    About 140 homes were evacuated in Wainfleet and nearby village of Thorpe St Peter.

    Some residents who had been evacuated from their homes have been told it could be months before their houses will be back to normal.

    Quote Message: It's got a little bit easier, but it's the time factor. A gentleman made me feel a bit better yesterday just by showing me samples of carpets months ahead of fitting them. I thought, one day we will have them." from Ida Kirk Flood-hit resident in Thorpe St Peter
    Ida KirkFlood-hit resident in Thorpe St Peter
  12. Electrics at Boston supermarket were 'a danger to life'

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    The owners of a Boston supermarket have been accused of tampering with the store's power supply to use £30,000 of electricity for free, prompting police to call for the store to lose its alcohol license.

    boston supermarket ltd

    Lincolnshire Police have requested that Boston Borough Council revoke Boston European Supermarket's licence after discovering what they described as a "complicated and sophisticated bypass" to the electric system.

    According to a council report an engineer found an illegal connection, which he described as "one of the most sophisticated he'd ever seen", hidden behind a health and safety poster.

    The Borough Council's licencing committee will meet next week to decide whether to change, suspend or revoke the store's alcohol licence.

    Quote Message: Despite the large amount of temperature controlled stock in the premises… the engineer felt the bypass was so unsafe it required immediate disconnection as it was a danger to life. from Council Report
    Council Report
  13. Watch: Wednesday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    Lisa Gallagher

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    There will be plenty of sunshine today with temperatures up to 20C.

    We will have further sunny spells this evening and overnight it will stay clear and dry:

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    Video caption: Wednesday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire
  14. Council to start work on flood recovery operation

    East Lindsey District Council will begin a recovery operation today to help those people affected by last month's flooding in the Wainfleet area.

    Flooded home, Wainfleet

    Heavy rainfall caused the River Steeping to burst its banks on 12 June.

    About 580 homes were evacuated, with some people not expected to be able to return for months.

    The council will help people to remove bulky items.